Rock icons The Cult bring European Tour to Halifax

The Cult are bringing their ‘Under The Midnight Sun’ European Tour to The Piece Hall, Halifax.

The rock icons play the historic Yorkshire venue’s iconic open air courtyard on Wednesday 5 July.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 31 March via

Formed in Bradford, The Cult broke through into the mainstream in the mid-1980s with such legendary hits as Rain, Fire Woman, Love Removal Machine, Lil’ Devil and She Sells Sanctuary.

Platinum-selling albums Love (1985), Electric (1987), Sonic Temple (1985) and Ceremony (1991) cemented the post-punk pioneers’ place at rock’s top table and they remain one of the most incendiary live acts around.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust said:

“I cannot wait to welcome these Yorkshire legends to our iconic courtyard here at The Piece Hall.

Hailing from just down the road in Bradford it’s virtually a homecoming gig and will be something special.”

Frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist and song-writing partner Billy Duffy continue to be The Cult’s creative driving force.

2022 saw the band release Under The Midnight Sun – their acclaimed seventh UK Top 20 album.

After selling millions of records during their career,  it was a case of coming full circle for Astbury and Duffy as Under The Midnight Sun, which featured the instant classic single Give Me Mercy, was recorded at Rockfield – the very same fabled Welsh studios where they recorded their 1984 debut Dreamtime. 

The Cult’s 13-date European Tour starts in June before heading to the UK in July. Together with their date at The Piece Hall they also play Cardiff Castle on Tuesday 4 July and Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 6 July.

The UK dates are the band’s first shows on home soil since last year’s six-date co-headline arena tour with Alice Cooper.

The Cult join The Charlatans, Johnny Marr, Sting, Madness, James, boygenius, War On Drugs and Ministry of Sound Classical among the 2023 headliners for ‘Live at The Piece Hall’.

For more information about events at The Piece Hall click here.

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